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Now its time for another: Confession of a Kitty Step – Mom
A few weeks ago we left our 2 kitties home alone, for a week. No, they didn’t single
handly pawdly save our home from two gangly robbers by setting traps throughout the house (at least not that we know of).
Our friends came everyday to feed our cats and play with them for a while.
When we came home, we found two excited kitties suffering from amnesia.
Apparently during the week we were gone they had forgotten all the rules set by their Dad and Mom.
Thou shalt not claw the brand new dining room chairs.
Thou shalt not meow outside of Mom and Dad’s bedroom door at 2 a.m…. for the REST of the NIGHT.
Thou shalt not sit on the table.
Which is where I have repeatedly found Jaxon for the past few weeks.
Jaxon knows he is not supposed to sit on the table. But he kept looking at me like he had no idea what I was talking about when I said “Jaxon off.”
The separation of a week’s time had made him conveniently forget the equation for how to live a happy kitty life:
Obey Mom and Dad’s Rules = Get kitty treats + Avoid discipline
There was something about Jaxon’s convenient amnesia, that convicted me.
Are there times I ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit? ummm…yes.
Are there times where I want something to be true about God and His Word, so I just begin to believe it is true without ever taking the time to look it up? sigh…yeah
Are there times where I pull away from my Father because I don’t want to hear what He is going to say: because it might be difficult to hear and then I have the responsibility to obey? uhhhh…guilty
Are there seasons where I lose my connection with the Father and because of my lack of connection with Him I distort His Word, His character and begin to believe what anyone says about God? been there
As humbling as it is: Jaxon and I are so similar.
When I am away from my Father:
Not spending time in the Bible, Praying, and Worshiping.
I began to choose death.
My heart is drawn toward rebellion and impurity.
When I don’t spend time with my Father, I look less and less like him.
I miss out on a lot of
kitty treats like: joy, peace, love, patience, perseverance and self – control, and the truth
I give Jaxon boundaries because I
like tolerate…. okkk…. because I really do…choke… love him. I want what is best for him.
Our Father gives us boundaries because He really loves us and wants what is best for us.
When we spend time a part from our Father it becomes easier for us to believe the lies of the enemy.
“Did God actually say you shall not eat of any tree in the garden?” Genesis 3:1
It becomes easier to question the goodness of God,
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5
I am sure Jaxon may have thought, “hey mom and dad abandoned me, they aren’t here, they don’t care and I don’t know when they are coming back so I may as well just have a good time, satisfy my kitty desires and have a dance party on this table.”
Sounds like me.
Sounds like us.
When we think God has forgotten us. When we think He doesn’t notice. When we know that He may notice but know He’ll always forgive us.
Don’t be apart from your Father. You need Him.
Don’t be a part from the Words of your Father (the Bible). Your need them
We live in a culture that increasingly believes, if you think its right, than its right. If you want to do it, do it.
But the if you “think its right for you, it must be right for you” thinking has left our nation:
Killing unborn babies, having sexual intimacy without covenant marriage, entering marriage outside of God’s constructs of one man and one woman, broken families because of abuse, neglect or divorce and trafficking human beings to fuel the porn and sex trade industry.
Our “its all about me” mentality has left us:
Obsessed with building our image through selfies, air brush computer programs and online personas, full of pride, constantly comparing ourselves to other, confused about who we are and our purpose in life, and driven by a lust that is never satisfied for more: stuff, money and sex.
And this has happened for one reason: We are a nation without connection to our Father. We are a nation who has forgotten the Words of our Father.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
If you have been a part of sin in anyway, either the sin that I have listed above or any other, please hear me say: God is a God of grace! He loves you, He wants relationship with you and He gives us boundaries because He has good things for you.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:6
I am a sinner and I sin everyday. I am saved by grace alone. I am no better than anyone walking the face of this planet. I deserve to burn in the fire of hell, but instead I have received the grace and eternal life of Jesus Christ. I just need Jesus, and you do too.
If you have felt your heart drifting away from your Father over the past weeks, months or even years I am praying that this weekend you connect or re-connect your heart to Him.
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What about you, can you relate (like me) with Jaxon? What is one thing you can do today to connect with Jesus?